I was trying to increase the hard disk space of a 1TB GB Windows Server 2012 to a 1.3TB. I shut down the vm then ssh'd into the ESXi server.
Then, when I powered up the vm I got and still am getting an Error
I have tried numerous things but it not works.
I have some really important work on my VM that I am trying to restore. I should have backed it up before doing anything but I did. Now it seems like I am paying the price.
Can anyone help me recover my VM? Is there a way to increase the size of the snapshot (DC-000001.vmdk) or reduce the size of the parent so they match and the vm starts up?
I can't promise you anything, but if you provide some information I will check what can be done.
The snapshot cannot be modified, because it contains metadata related to the virtual disk's original provisioned size. However, there may be a chance to "shrink" the parent disk.
To have a way back in case things don't work as expected, please consider to backup all the VM's files, by using e.g. WinSCP, and downloading them to a local disk.